Harrison Village Library Catalog

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Lenders to the exhibition -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- The real thing: Homer, Remington, and the American empirical tradition / Adam Gopnik -- Prologue / Thomas Brent Smith -- Materialize the spirit: Homer and Remington as painters of sensation / Margaret C. Adler -- Plates 1-23 -- One degree of separation: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington in New York City / Jennifer R. Henneman -- Plates 24-51 -- A gallop and a gondola ride: Frederic Remington and Winslow Homer at the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition / Diana Jocelyn Greenwald -- Plates 52-78 -- Along the same lines: comparing the painting techniques of Homer and Remington / Claire M. Barry and Peter G. M. Van de Moortel -- From Harper's Weekly to the Met: a Homer and Remington chronology / Janelle Montgomery -- Works in the exhibition -- Bibliography -- Index

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) and Frederic Remington (1861-1909) represent a distinct artistic strain of the American mythos: both were celebrated in their day as homegrown, self-taught artists whose work offered a vision of American identity rooted in self-reliance, vigor, and a deep connection to the outdoors. This groundbreaking book is the first to consider the two artists together, revealing unexpected resonances between their artistic themes, careers, techniques, and lives. The publication highlights their formative years as war correspondents, their portrayals of adventure and masculinity, and their bold experimentation with different media. These pages showcase seventy-eight illustrations, paintings, sculptures, and watercolors by Homer and Remington-a number of which rank among the great works of American art. Four essays address the surprising similarities and shared experiences between the two contemporaries, and a fifth essay on their techniques, the first of its kind, illuminates their creative practices. An extensive chronology traces the artists' careers and lifetimes, and, finally, an introduction by critic Adam Gopnik situates them within the long, empirical tradition in American art, observing that "seeing them together, we see the shape of our own self-making and, with it, the enduring wisdom of our own self-doubt.

Accompanies an exhibition held at the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, March 15-June 27, 2020, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, July 1-September 27, 2020, and Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, October 31, 2020-January 24, 2021

Includes bibliographical references and index

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